Steele, President, T. Steele Construction
Tom has over 25 years of
experience in the noise, vibration and seismic industry
including both manufacturing and installation. He began his
career in the industry as an Assembly Shop Foreman, for
Vibration Mountings and Control where he worked his way up
to plant manager with responsibility for supervising 40 men,
overseeing shipping, receiving, purchasing, welding shop,
cutting shop, scheduling and overall plant operation.
In 1997, Tom founded T. Steele
Construction, a 1.5 million dollar company.
T. Steele Construction, Inc. installs, services, and
constructs noise and vibration control systems offering
solutions to your noise and vibration problems. T. Steele
Construction installs complete isolation and seismic
restraint of mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems and
architectural components within buildings.
In 2005 Tom was made Executive Vice
President of The VMC Group, which is the largest
manufacturer of vibration and noise control components in
the US. As Executive Vice President of The VMC Group, Tom
has successfully implemented a reorganization of
manufacturing processes which have streamlined efficiencies
and has collaborated with the plant managers on trouble
shooting and problem solving on labor and operational
Berger, Vice President, T. Steele Construction, Inc.
Richard is one of the most
well known members of the shock and vibration community,
with over 40 years experience in the vibration and seismic
control industry. Richard is a foremost expert in the field
of seismic restraint and has developed and designed several
industry products which are patented, including the KIPWF
(which still exists in many specifications 28 years later),
the P-6000 Series Curbs and the R-7000 Series Equipment
Supports, the EHSB, and the TAS Screening System.
Richard is the author of A
Seismic Guidebook, a manual for non-structural building
components. This Guidebook took the basics of vibration
control, resonance and natural frequency, and applied common
sense with nuts and bolts. Produced in seven succeeding
editions through 2008, over 7,000 of these manuals have
helped to serve as a guide for design professionals, owners,
state and code officials, and contractors. Additionally,
Richard is an AIA certified instructor who lectures on
vibration and seismic control of non-structural building
components and the IBC Code. Richard has been a frequent
lecturer at EGSA and other industry conventions and has been
published in trade journals such as ASHRAE, Rubber & Plastic
News and Powerline Magazine. Additionally, as an expert in
on line requirements for mission critical systems, Richard
was selected as a contributing author for ASHRAE’s Handbook
for Data Centers, and industry guide for 24/7 system
requirements for mission critical operations.
Richard is also currently
Chariman of The VMC Group, President of VMC East and President
of The SGMEC Group.